30 Jun '15, 8am

Our full comment from @JHirigoyen on @theCCCuk's progress report on UK efforts in tackling climate change is here:

The report, published by the Committee on Climate Change, says that “urgent action” is needed now to avoid the increasing costs and impacts of climate change in the UK. On buildings, the Committee specifically recommends that Government must “develop plans and policies that deliver low-carbon heat and energy efficiency, whilst also addressing the increasing risks of heat stress and flooding.” Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council , said: “The Government has rightly identified the need to ensure that emissions are reduced as cost-effectively as possible. No sector provides a better opportunity to do this than buildings, in which energy efficiency can stimulate economic activity, lower bills and strengthen our energy security. “Yet the Committee has issued a clear warning – progress on improving our buildings is currently falling short. The Govern...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/press-centre/press-releases/uk-green...

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